Blog Category: Missional Theology

She went to him

A 20 year-old young lady in our church family recently took a job at a large restaurant. Never having worked in that industry, she discovered its night life culture is worlds apart from her conservative home-school upbringing. She is among the youngest employees and one of only two professing Christians. Her coworkers were surprised she [...]

Willing to be sent? (What’s Missional? Pt. 2)

God made us to move. When our son Judah was born, he couldn’t move much. He could squirm, but that’s about it. We’d lay him on a blanket on the living room floor, underneath an arch dangling colorful shapes for him to gaze at. We could heat up his baby formula in the kitchen and [...]

Got a cause you’re committed to? (What’s missional? pt. 1)

In 1989 I visited my cousin and her husband in China. Noel was a journalist for Associated Press and Ed was a Reuters photographer. With their two-year assignment nearing its end, they burned some vacation days to meet me in Hong Kong and show me around Southeast Asia. A week into our travels, an uprising [...]

Walk into a war zone?

As those of you on our prayer team know, last week the kids and I spent four days in a war zone. It’s called the Mexican border. We served in two areas directly on the Rio Grande. Recent massive flooding left the region decimated. Inhabitants lost everything, except the now-rotting frames of their houses. All [...]

Heading for Harvard

Our friends Aaron and Tracy recently celebrated their anniversary by spending a long weekend in Boston. I wonder if a couple from Boston celebrated theirs by flying to Fort Worth? Anyway …   I’ve never been to Bean Town, but there’s apparently much to see and experience. Fenway is a must for baseball fans. Revolutionary-period historic [...]

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